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Recommended Reading: 'Fricking Weird' Time Crystals, Long Thought Impossible, Aren't

" width="540"/>A meditation teacher of mine once said, "You know, the mind can be very weird," and as it turns out, so can matter. Big in science …

Quantum Mechanics

The myth of the ‘harmless’ volcano and other thoughts on yesterday's Mt. Etna explosion

One of the most active volcanoes in the world<p>Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano, made headlines yesterday when an explosion injured at least 10 people. A BBC crew captured the moment in a harrowing video, showing scorching hot rocks and ash pelleting visitors. None of the injuries were serious — …

Geology

Why Are We Here? Physics Has Answers

IRA: This is Science Friday, I’m Ira Flatow. Why are we here, or rather, how? The answer of course, will depend on whom you ask. A biologist would …

Ink in Water, or a Star Going Supernova?

Filmmaker Thomas Vanz shoots the most epic of cosmic events inside an aquarium.<p><i>Image via</i><p>Earlier this year NASA revealed that for the first time they had captured, via the Kepler space telescope, the early exploding flash of a star as it goes supernova. In his short film, <i>Novae</i>, French filmmaker …

Astrophysics

Storm Stella, Ramses II and Mosul – the 20 photographs of the week

Storm Stella unleashes its fury on the north-eastern United States, archaeologists unearth two 19th-dynasty royal statues and the ongoing offensive in Mosul – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

How to Organize Your Entire Home—and Keep It That Way

From expert advice to motivation in the form of inspiration, we've got you covered<p>What with last-minute work projects, never-ending errands to run, and that party you absolutely must attend, it's easy to let your home get disorganized. Maybe there's a stack of platters that never disappeared after …

Unexpected Objects that Actually Became Awesome Tables

When you think about it, the idea of a table is really very simple. It's a platform that you put things on. The only true requirement of a table is …

Scientists have cracked the mysteries of four-leaf clovers — and can now grow them at will

On St. Patrick's Day, there are clovers everywhere.<p>The three-leaf variety, the Shamrock, is a traditional symbol of the Holy Trinity used by St. Patrick to explain Christianity to pagans. It seems to be atop every green hat.<p>But the four-leaf clover also makes its appearances during the holiday, …

Botanical Gardens

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Wi-fi on rays of light: 100 times faster, and never overloaded

Eindhoven University of Technology gets a speed of 42.8 Gbit/s with a ray of light in an optical wireless network<p>Slow wi-fi is a source of irritation …